N.H. Passes Law To Allow Dogs In Restaurant Outdoor Dining Areas

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CONCORD, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — If you're looking to eat out in New Hampshire, you may see more dogs hanging outside the restaurants in the coming days.

N.H. Governor Chris Sununu signed a bill Thursday that permits restaurants owners to allow dogs in any outdoor dining areas of their establishments.

According to the new law dogs must be licensed and vaccinated against rabies, are required to remain on the ground, and cannot eat or drink using the restaurant's glasses, plates or utensils. The law also stated that restaurant staff are prohibited from petting, touching, or playing with animals while on the job.

The new law will go into effect 60 days after its signature.

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